what to do when the dog catches the car?
it’s been a crazy week and the week that’s about to follow won’t get any less hectic. it’s great to have multiple shows in a week, something that regular artists may be used to, but the cusp-artists (you know, on the cusp of leaving the regular 9 to 5 and being a full-time musician/artist) live something different entirely.
there’s always things that we wish were easier. we wish that we had more time to just focus on the craft and not worry about the grueling, technical side (business side) of pursuing your art. the making sure the rent is paid. making sure the bank account isn’t getting into the negative. the making sure that upcoming shows are promoted. so, then all of a sudden you not only have the job of an artist but also an accountant, promoter and booking agent.
and quite honestly it becomes easy to become cynical. so, on thursday oct. 14th when i had to go to black mountain, nc for the LEAF festival to perform with my bros the Secret B-Sides, i saw the show as a much needed emotional vacation. the drive is about 2.5 hours and making the trip alone can be frustrating (especially when there’s a shortage in the wire connected to your ipod making all the music come out of one speaker).